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is there a "trick" when fertilizing?

This is a discussion on is there a "trick" when fertilizing? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; My Better-Gro orchid bloom booster works great, not had a problem with the blooms, my ...

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    My Better-Gro orchid bloom booster works great, not had a problem with the blooms, my only wish Is that all the blooms will pop open at once....I had about 6 pop and stay up for awhile, then they all died and fell, then at the end of the spike 6 more opened....I wish all 12 would have popped for a stunning display...I was just curious is there a way to get my plant to do this? lol...thanks guys

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    Yes it is possible, but it depends on the genetic background of the plant. Some plants are naturally sequential bloomers and for such plants it will be not possible. But even for plants which can all bloom at once, it depends on how technical you want to get and how many resources and possibilities you have at hand to make it possible. For eg. in most hybrid Phals, Oncidiums and Cattleyas it is very possible, there is almost a fixed equation for that, but you need to monitor the temperatures, light, day length and lastly the fertilizers. For the average home grower it is difficult to achieve it all the time but sometimes it may happen naturally.

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    Sometimes, depending on the plant, the flowers aren't meant to open all at once. I'm not even sure Bloom Booster works...I use it, but I've heard mixed reviews and most say that if it wants to flower it's going to flower the way that it wants to flower no matter if you use a Bloom Booster or not.

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    Bloom boosters are something different. They are just meant to increase the number of blooms, they cannot make it either sequential or all at once.

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